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The Annual Hot Chocolate Festival Is Back!

By Mona Chatskin
14th Jul 2016

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Attention all chocoholics, sweet tooths, and Yarra Valley adventurers! If you thought your August would be as drab as the winter weather, think again.

The annual Hot Chocolate Festival is back with a cool 31 different flavours over 31 days in August! Nope, we aren’t kidding. There are 8 different hot choccie flavours a week, all designed to hit the sweet spot and knock you into a sugar coma.

The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie is taking winter warmers to new heights with their majestic hot chocolate creations! Through the use of seasonal ingredients, enticing flavour combos, and premium couverture chocolate, your winter blues will be kept at bay this August.

There’ll be some classic flavours from last year–think Nutella, Strawbs High Tea, and the best-selling Chocolate Brownie. But there’s also a bunch of new, showstopping flavours to tickle your fancy (and clog those arteries)! All hot chocolates will be served up with an extra shot of milk, dark or white chocolate, so you’ll really hit the sweet spot.  

The Wagon Wheel flavour will feature dunk-ready marshmallows and jam chocolate-coated biccies, while the Hot Gaytime will tempt you with caramel toffee, crushed honeycomb, and a vanilla ice cream popsicle. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why don’t you try the Magic Matcha for your Japanese green tea and white chocolate fix? And these are just some of the flavour combos! *drools*

Entry and chocolate tastings are free, and there’s over 40 acres of landscaped grounds for you to explore! It’s also the perfect way to work off that hot choccie–or multiple.

If you’re feeling like a true hot chocolate connoisseur, we recommend enrolling in some exclusive Tasting Sessions. They’re just $18 per person, and involve sipping on all 8 weekly hot chocolate specials while getting inspired in a 45-minute demo session.

All this sweet, sweet magic lies less than hour out of Melbourne, so it’s the ultimate place to nab your sugar fix. Running every day in August, we’re sure you’ll be back more than once! 

Image Credit: Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

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